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Shotgun application

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by scottwood, May 13, 2014.

  1. scottwood

    scottwood Engaging Member

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    Hi all

    So I had a call today from the firearms department as they said they are coming.

    Is there anything I need to get ready (accept the cabinet all done and dusted)?

    Thanks in advance

  2. scoop

    scoop Busy Member

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    East ayrshire
  3. retromlc

    retromlc Engaging Member

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    just be cool,if they are coming they have done all the checks so usually a bit of a formality
  4. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    As above.
    Plus, brief your wife / partner that she does not have a clue what you do with your cabinet keys even though she probably knows where they are.

    Also the feo does a domestic assessment during your interview to look for potential domestic violence. So don't tell the wife to get back in the kitchen. :) Scream at the kids etc.:)
    In rare circumstances they may want telephone numbers and addresses of farmers you are going to shoot for etc. So have them to hand just incase. He may also want your partners date / place of birth and the date of birth of any other adults in the house so have them to hand.
    Good luck.
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  5. steve_lincs

    steve_lincs Busy Member

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    as r10hunter says, first 40 minutes of my interview i was completely ignored, he was sat talking to the missus, i was on tea duties lol

    they wanted to know about her past, her name, childrens names, what school they go to , if she is happy for me to have shotguns in the house, my partner got more of a grilling than me, quizzed about domestic abuse, kept an eye on the kids like he was assessing them aswell.

    When he got to me it was a breeze and i felt that my partner had a more severe grilling than me, we just had a formal chat, once my partner said " i have no interest in shooting, i leave it up to him aslong as the guns are out the way of the children, i know hes 100% safe with them, he always locks air rifles away in his other cabinet * the interview seemed to run so much smoother.

    Even though i didnt have fac/sgc cabinet at the time he still wanted to see my air rifle cabinet and we had a chat about that, and things started going better.

    my brother however his interview was over in 30 minutes, general chat, didnt want any gamekeepers/landowners numbers or anything.

    good luck, all the best Steve
  6. Paul Cann

    Paul Cann Posting Addict

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    My mrs wasn't here and wasn't mentioned at all, few general common sense questions ( do I know which end is which on my shottie) etc. asked if all my windows were double glazed and secure ,checked my cabinet was fixed properly and didn't wobble , bobs you're uncle , fannys your aunt and whoopdydoo I have a cert :) , I know its a bit nerve racking but it's really nothing to stress about

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